2018 SEASON

Current & Upcoming Productions

THE REALISTIC JONESES

by Will Eno

Directed by Bob Reaven-Edlén

Performance Dates:
THU-FRI-SAT  /  AUGUST 17 – SEPTEMBER 8
8:00PM

Tickets: (General Admission)
$18.00 Adults
$15.00 Students w/ID & Seniors 60+

CHESAPEAKE

by Lee Blessing

Directed by Jason Edlén

Performance Dates:
THU-FRI-SAT  /  OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 10
8:00PM

Tickets: (General Admission)
$18.00 Adults
$15.00 Students w/ID & Seniors 60+

Facebook Rating
5.0
Hair was a great show, will definitely watch for more productions by this group!
Monica Isham
2018-07-02T01:30:09+0000
I saw Hair last night (final show), and all I can say is that if I’d known it would be that good, I would have offered to play in the band. I grew up listening to this music and love it, and this production was outstanding. Thanks for posting that rehearsal of Let The Sun Shine In- for me the highlight of the show is the beginning of of that song when the 2 women (I think the characters are Sheila and Venus) sing together, and they nailed it. I got chills when I heard it live. Other musical highlights were Frank Mills, Easy to be Hard, and most of What A Piece of Work is Man. Thanks Stella for Aquarius and Colored Spade. If it didn’t end last night, I would go again. Cast, band, crew, and production team, I give you my thanks for a job well done!
Rick Nolting
2018-07-01T18:10:12+0000
I just got home from Hair. Great performance-loved it. The cast received a well deserved standing ovation. I will see more productions from this group.
Willia Moore
2018-06-30T04:54:37+0000
Marak Edlen
2018-06-30T03:44:10+0000
We brought our 13-year old grandson. There was a slight discomfort level. We probably should have prepared him a little more. But, while he didn’t get every reference, he enjoyed it - as did we! He was even talking about writing a play on the way home. So, enjoyable on many levels. Great acting and singing, the storyline still so appropriate and a great history lesson.
Dorien Conover Peterson
2018-06-23T21:34:47+0000
Just got home from, "Hair"! Wow! I really loved it! This is the show's 50th anniversary and it's as relevant today as it was in 1968. I loved how they brought the timelines together. I had tears at the end. All the, "feels" as they say. Go see it, take your friends, neighbors, relatives, etc. Then, talk about it.
Dawn E. Bertelsen
2018-06-23T05:42:07+0000
Jenny Eliza
2018-06-22T04:03:27+0000
Fantastic! Entire company is greatly talented. Beautiful blend of voices.
Vicki Rimkus
2018-06-18T18:37:01+0000
Saw HAIR last night - great job to the cast and crew! Shout out to Bree, you did a fantastic job!
Sherry Kelly-Walker
2018-06-17T13:12:32+0000
I saw Hair last night and loved it!!! I am always blown away by the caliber of theatre in this town, and Usual Suspects is amazing. Keep up the good work, guys!!
Nat Han Scott
2018-06-07T12:15:19+0000
[usual] suspects did an amazing job on “12 Angry Men” tonight. Tomorrow is your last chance to see it ... don’t miss it!!!
Nita Harris
2018-02-24T04:56:14+0000
The uSual Suspects performance of 12 Angry Men was phenomenal! The cast was AMAZING!! One of their most powerful performances ever!!
Michael Rourke
2018-02-24T04:41:12+0000
My daughter and I just attended “ 12 Angry Men” this evening”... we were captivated from the beginning to end! I truly felt as if I was sitting in a room of true jurors as they battled out the fate of a real life! It was moving... the cast did an excellent job.. we look forward to enjoying more productions at your lovely and intimate little theater! Bravo !
Nikki Ann
2018-02-23T05:05:53+0000
I saw their show "Twelve Angry Men" just this night, and I am astonished by it. The emotional build-up in each act is performed smoothly and efficiently. The blocking, or movement on stage, made sense with what the characters were doing. If you have time go see this show, it is small seating but you really do feel like a fly on the wall in a hot room full of angry men. I can't wait to see more shows by this company.
Rebecca Anne Conkling
2018-02-17T04:41:34+0000
Just saw 12 Angry Men. Great play with a great cast in an up-close, unique atmosphere at the Nordlof Center. Affordable and in our own backyard. Rockford needs to support this!!
Paul Harrison
2018-02-16T04:39:23+0000
Colin Meyer
2018-01-21T02:51:37+0000
The cast of “Six Degrees” was wonderful... the show was amazing... what a gift this theatre company is to our community!
Kaila Schaefer Matthys
2017-10-15T04:09:57+0000
Elyssa Marie
2017-10-08T06:47:51+0000
Glendia Strandin
2017-10-08T03:48:08+0000
Shannon Espinosa
2017-10-08T03:46:15+0000
Stephanie Souza Rasmann
2017-10-08T03:45:14+0000
Melissa Thomas Wolf
2017-09-07T23:07:35+0000
Siena Oliveri
2017-08-12T13:58:44+0000
A phenomenal group of very talented actors! Their passion and connection to their individual role, as well as, the overall story is palpable.
Dennis Rabon
2017-08-12T03:18:17+0000
Kerstin Ferguson-Franks
2017-04-25T04:14:39+0000
Liz Love-Hamlin
2017-03-31T04:23:28+0000
Lizabeth Peterson Schultz
2017-03-05T03:43:22+0000
This was our 2nd year attending the show. Always amazing as usual. Fun for the whole family LOL.
Carlene Siebert Hajdys
2016-10-30T15:08:35+0000
Amazing loved the show, can't get enough of the actors voices!
Mandy Galor
2016-10-30T04:58:39+0000
Amazing show!! Great job everyone! Can't wait to see what you do next so we can be there. Had a great night!
Robyn Gustafson
2016-10-29T07:58:36+0000
Linda Roch
2016-10-29T07:45:43+0000
The (Usual) Suspects are by far the best group I've ever seen do The Rocky Horror Show! They pay homage to the original while adding their own twists to create a very entertaining show. Amazing singing voices, beautiful set pieces, comedic audience interaction, great choreography, ect. I was definitely wowed and can't wait to see their other productions!
Josh Chesser
2016-10-24T18:29:54+0000
The best acting troupe in the area. Chicago talent for a Rockford price. Rocky Horror was better than the tv version. You need to see this show live.
Alice Amro
2016-10-24T02:25:38+0000
They are talented and wonderful people!! Love them!
Charles Lane
2016-10-23T05:14:53+0000
What a wonderful show, the talent in the show was incredible!!!! I'm sooo impressed with Frank n furter, he was fabulous!! Amazing talent!!! Great job to everyone in the show!!!
Tracey Frint-Lane
2016-10-23T04:42:01+0000
Kimberly Blasdel Pollock
2016-10-23T04:22:42+0000
Want a Show, what a Show !!! Bravo, Bravo. The Rocky Horror Show was wickedly fun. All the actors were fantastic.
David Bruschi
2016-10-22T04:11:19+0000
You guys did so much better than the one that was on tv last night!
Victoria Watson
2016-10-21T15:51:12+0000
Rocky horror was awesome! Amazing singers! Will def come back to see another show.
Trista Macnider
2016-10-17T00:32:17+0000
My wife and I saw the play for our anniversary. It was an absolute blast. I forgot how much fun plays can be and the usual suspects are top notch. I would definitely see more performances from them.
Mike Bartelli
2016-10-16T05:37:40+0000
Awesome, SUPERB, loved the production of Rocky Horror! My face hurt from laughing so much. Thanks for a fabulous show!
Anne Russell
2016-10-16T04:40:50+0000
I thought the usual suspects did great job. I enjoyed parts of the play better then the actual movie. They did an awesome job getting the crowd involved. For local, affordable entertainment you can't beat it and I look forward to seeing what else the usual suspects come up with.
Corrin Bartelli
2016-10-16T04:34:59+0000
Had a great time and it was an amazing show. I loved the way this classic was performed.
Ashley Ruszczak
2016-10-16T03:37:21+0000
One of the best experiences to be had! I highly recommend you see these people. Go now and see them!
Stephan Ruszczak
2016-10-16T03:34:37+0000
Brought my wife to the show for her birthday. What a hell of a good time!! Such a talented cast. If you have not gone to see it yet you will not be disappointed!!
Adam Watson
2016-10-16T03:24:29+0000
Kadie Herron
2016-10-09T17:10:54+0000
'The Rocky Horror Show' was spectacular! You've got a lot of very talented singers & actors. So much fun!
Laura Fransen
2016-10-09T04:59:36+0000
Everything was amazing!!!!! Thank you for putting this show on. You all do a beautiful job!!!!
Jakob Kepner
2016-10-09T04:16:41+0000
Fantastic show!! They do a wonderful job performing the show and getting the audience involved! I hope they continue to put on this show for years to come, as we plan to be there every weekend in October!
Amy Pacheco Kepner
2016-10-09T04:15:24+0000
Great show awesome space cast was really into the performance
Jim MIller
2016-10-08T16:20:08+0000
Very impressive! I loved every minute of it and will be back tomorrow night!
Robyn Michelle
2016-10-08T03:17:47+0000
Nicole Corey
2016-10-04T02:30:34+0000
Working with this group was an experience of collaboration and love. Easily one of, if not the most professional community theater experience you will receive in the Rockford area. They are just as wonderful behind the scenes as they are on the stage. The best part is that they all love what they do and it shows. Because the theater is awesome.
Raymond Fanara
2016-07-10T14:22:35+0000
Great show and great cast! Definitely worth checking out one of their productions! Can't wait to see what shows they do next!
Amy Daughenbaugh
2016-07-02T05:31:28+0000
I have seen all of the shows, and they have all been wonderful! Such talented, fantastic people! I can't wait for what's next!
Tricia Whitehead Sievers
2016-06-26T03:29:45+0000
Assassins was intense,and fun. Had a great time. I would encourage you to go see this while you have the chance. Can't wait for the U(S) second season.
Steve Heiden
2016-06-26T03:19:59+0000
Just left the Nordlof's presentation of "Assassins" . a fantastic show with a fantastic cast. Humor, drama and history (embellished or otherwise) in a neat package. I'm no theater critic, but you won't be disappointed in giving this troupe shot.
Jason Moorman
2016-06-26T03:17:24+0000
Having seen two of their first three productions I can say what a unique theater experience they are bringing to Rockford! The sets, staging and of course, choice of material are simply different and original and eye-opening. The performances have been top-notch. While the storyline of Assassins is difficult, and having a gun pointed at you in light of where we live and the world around us can be a bit traumatic, I couldn't stop thinking about their performance. Each assassin and ensemble member really told an interesting story. I recommend you experience this show and see what you think!
Shawna Wright Bartimoccia
2016-06-20T19:44:53+0000
Connie Kramer
2016-06-20T18:20:22+0000
The actors and costuming in Assassins were amazing and transported be to that decade and character in history. At most points I did not feel like I was in a theatre watching this , but was transported to that time in our history. Good job cast and crew. A MUST see!!!!!!
Megan L. McIntyre
2016-06-19T16:00:51+0000
Great customer service. I messed up my online order and thought I'd just send an email seeing if there was a possibility of correcting my error. With in a matter of hours , I got a response and a solution. Being that it was late on a Friday night I never expected such a quick response. Thank you ! Can't wait to see the show.
Kim Teslik Ball
2016-06-19T04:39:54+0000
The cast of Assassins did a wonderful performance tonight. Great job everyone!!!! I enjoyed it very much! Janet
Janet Bracken
2016-06-19T04:26:09+0000
Twelve Angry Men last night was wonderful. What a terrific play and great performance and staging! The piece captured the elegance and inelegance of the jury room, the tug of power this way and that, the complexity of the act of listening. I loved the way actors turned their chairs and backs to hate - a peaceful, respectful, powerful shunning. Thank you, Usual Suspects!
Amelia Simpson
2016-06-18T22:09:25+0000
I just saw The Assassins~ It was AMAZING!!! It was the best production I have seen in awhile. Keep up the fantastic work! I can't wait until your next production!!
Holli Fennel Suhr
2016-06-18T03:46:19+0000
This was my first time seeing a production by the Suspects!My husband and I enjoyed it! We were blown away by the talent of the cast!We will definitely be there for their next production!Thank you for all the time and energy you put in to a performance!
Tammy Nordin Ramlo
2016-06-17T13:19:48+0000
Lisa Johnson Landerdahl
2016-06-17T11:08:18+0000
Susan Gillenwater
2016-06-17T03:32:12+0000
FANTASTIC! Loved ASSASSINS! Will come back for more shows....
Kris Geddes
2016-06-13T02:34:11+0000
Fabulous show! The level of talent was outstanding! I felt completely immersed in the experience. Thank you for an engaging evening!
Kristi Peterson
2016-06-12T12:57:47+0000
Brilliant performance from all of the actors. The music was fantastic and the dialogue was amazing. I will be back for more performances in the future!
Heather Krueger
2016-06-12T05:08:32+0000
Amazing! The talent on that small stage was huge! I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing production of a truly unusual musical. Go see it! It's as good, if not better as anything you'd see in Chicago. Well done Usual Suspects!
Cassi Steurer
2016-06-12T03:44:58+0000
Assassins was fantastic! I was completely blown away by this production, especially because I didn't know about the show before they announced it. You can feel the amount of work and passion they put into the show and definitely got chills from the insane amount of talent I got to witness! So happy u(S) exists! 🙂
Cherrie Castaneda
2016-06-11T04:30:19+0000
I was blown away by the production of Assassins! The entire experience, from beginning to end, was nothing but good quality theatre. I laughed, I gasped, I quivered with fright and I loved every minute of it. A must see show!
Catherene I. Martin
2016-06-11T03:45:39+0000
What a wonderful show! I can't say enough about the time, the work and the talent of the entire cast and crew. I didn't know much about the show before I went but you learn an awful lot of history about the attempted assassinations and the assassinations of the Presidents of the United States while seeing this performance. It does not have an intermission, and, you will not miss it. The flow of the show does not need one. I highly recommend seeing it and take everyone you know. You won't regret it!
Bea Lincoln
2016-06-10T16:48:41+0000
WOW! What a delightful evening of theatre! Usual Suspects at Nordlof black box theater. ASSASSINS was spectacular in every way. Hilarious at times, sinister and dark at other times. Thought provoking and educational , entertaining and disturbing. Surprises around every corner. OUTSTANDING talent!!! A must see!!! BRAVO to all involved.....on and off stage!!
Lisa Ippolito
2016-06-10T15:16:14+0000
I saw Assassins on opening night and it was fantastic! The vocals were excellent, the use of the stage (which looked great) and choreography were perfect, and the acting was wonderful. This was my first experience at a Usual Suspects show but I will definitely be back! Keep up the great work!
Jen Gorman
2016-06-10T14:53:58+0000
These people care about what they produce and it's evident in their shows. Quality people creating quality shows.
Tessa Castaneda
2016-06-10T04:16:01+0000
Lori Lynn Beach-Grass
2016-06-10T03:30:26+0000